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WACO April 19, 1993
And what is the US Department of Justice's FBI doing with US military tanks? The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 specifically bans the use of Federal troops against civilians. And while there was an arguably illegal military presence at WACO (allegedly acting as "advisors"), using the FBI as a well armed de facto army is hardly comforting. It was a graphic illustration of some very disturbing trends.
AND NOW, EVENTS IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM:
Are we Goose Stepping
into a Police State?
AT LEAST 15 OF THE 19 SEPTEMBER 11th TERRORIST MURDERS SHOULD HAVE HAD THEIR VISAS DENIED
The September 11th Terrorist Murder of 3,000 Innocent Americans and the Setting up of Sleeper Cells in America... Brought to you Through the Indolence and Corruption of the US Department of Justice and Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Is an Obama Police State in its Implementation Stage?
12 June 2013 © DOJgov.net Newswire
Although frequently over-reactive, a Conspiracy theory isn't necessarily wrong. In Nazi Germany, many people supporting Hitler felt that draconian warnings were little more than conspiracy theories. It was the same with Castro's Cuba. But when the signs are there, one needs to suspend smirking and begin taking a closer look.
For example, when Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Chairman of the House Homeland Security oversight subcommittee toured a federal law enforcement facility in late May, he noticed IRS agents training with AR-15's. These are the civilian version of the military M-16 rifles and are classified as "Assault Weapons" in most gun legislation.
While Duncan acknowledges that the Internal Revenue Service has an enforcement division, he questioned the appropriate level of firepower needed to "subdue" someone remiss in paying taxes. In the unlikely event of this being necessary, they could always coordinate operations with other agencies.
Even the Department of Education isn't above jackboot tactics becoming more common in the Obama administration. They are actually equipped with machine gun wielding SWAT teams who've pointed them at unarmed Americans after they break into homes of non violent, alleged transgressors of educational regulations. Perhaps they were fearful of having books thrown at them.
But it's Homeland Security that raises eyebrows as they seem to be marching towards morphing into a military equipped riot police for suppressing Americans. On February 15th, the Denver Post ran an Associated Press article entitled "Homeland Security aims to buy 1.6 billion rounds of ammo."
Much of the purchase is for hollow-point rounds, banned under the Geneva Convention as being too inhumane for use against an enemy on the battlefield. At the height of the Iraq War, the U.S. Army was expending less than 1 tenth of this amount (non-hollow points) each year of heavy fighting. As a domestic organization, one might extrapolate that Homeland security is making preparations for widespread and protracted battles of subjugation over large sections of America.
Adding weight to DHS intentions is their displaying acquisition of armored personnel carriers that were repatriated from the Iraq and Afghanistan war zones. They are equipped with gun ports and mine resistant bottoms.
These are not direct purchases. That might be too provocative. Rather, they are going through the Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico Virginia who has retrofitted some 2,717 of them. Given the Department of Homeland Security's domestic mission, they will only be used on the streets of America.
Transferring military equipment to a civilian federal force is not unheard of. It happened under Bill Clinton in WACO Texas, when almost 100 men, women and children were incinerated by the ATF and their military "advisors" from Ft. Hood. Military tanks and other war material were illegally used in this mission.
Now it seems that Homeland Security is putting out bids for armored riot gear for domestic use. Undoubtedly, this bid offering will be supplemented by larger orders in the future.
Is all of this a prerequisite for Martial Law and the dooming of Constitutional protection in America? Perhaps they are simply examples of federal agencies gone amok in an administration already shown to have been doing everything from "Fast and Furious" gun running, to illegally bugging and suppressing members of the press who might be critical of their policies or simply non-compliant.
Undoubtedly, we will find out within the next few years and the conspiracy theorists will either be proven wrong, or Americans will be living in a repressive, surveillance police state. Than again, most might not care one wit so long as they have access to watching their favorite sports on big screen TV's. The quip, "if you've done nothing wrong, you have nothing to worry about" sounds comforting, until you ask yourself who decides what "doing something wrong," really means.
WHOSE SIDE IS THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ON?: Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder Sends Judge to Mirandize Boston Islamist Terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Shut Him Up
26 April 2013 © DOJgov.net Newswire
Contrary to what many people believe, Miranda information need not be read in cases of national security. None the less, Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder sent a judge to the bedside of Islamist terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to have them read, whereupon, he immediately stopped providing information to authorities.
Speculation can be made that involvement and support of the terrorist attack in Boston is prevalent in the American Muslim community and other Islamist terrorist sleeper cells in America exist. This contradicts the Barack Obama mantra that "we have terrorists on the run and they are in decline."
Immediately after the attack in Boston that killed and maimed some 180 people, Obama Proxys such as political adviser David Axelrod attempted to run interference for radical Islam, stating that the carnage was probably caused over taxes.
Prior to being Mirandized, the Islamist terrorist in custody said that he and his brother were on their way to NYC with 5 bombs that they planned to set off in heavily populated Times Square. The only thing that stopped this was that their car ran out of gas on the way and a hostage managed to escape and inform authorities of their whereabouts.
Obama Government Incompetency Further Revealed After Boston Islamist Terrorist Attack
24 April 2013 © DOJgov.net Newswire
According to the Boston Globe, Russian authorities alerted the U.S. government not once but "multiple times" over their concerns about Tamerian Tsarnaev. This includes a second time, nearly a year after he was first interviewed by FBI agents in Boston.
This raises new questions about whether the FBI should have focused more attention on the Boston Marathon Islamist bomber according to U.S. Senators who were briefed on 22 April 2013. Previously, the FBI said that Tsarnaev was interviewed in 2011 after the Russian warning but determined that he was not a threat.
It now comes out in a 23 April 2013 briefing to the Senate Intelligence Committee that Russia alerted the United States about Tsarnaev "multiple times." According to Senator Richard Burr of NC, the briefing revealed failures among federal agencies to share vital information about Tsarnaev, indicating that 12 years after 911, federal agencies can not "connect the dots" about would be terrorists residing in America.
Senator Susan Collins of Maine and a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee stated "I'm very concerned that there still seems to be serious problems with the sharing of information, including critical investigative information." She went on to say "This is troubling to me, this many years after the attacks on our country in 2001 that we still seem to have stovepipes that prevent information from being shared effectively, not only among agencies, but also within the same agency."
On 24 April 2013, Reuters stated that the name of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerian Tsarnaev was listed on the U.S. Government's highly classified central database of people it views as potential terrorists, but no action seems to have been taken. This flies in the face of President Barack Hussein Obama's claim that the agencies he is responsible for have a firm handle on terrorism.
Barack Obama's Homeland Security FBI Blows Prior Investigation on Boston Islamist Terrorist Bomber and Enables Terrorist Attack
20 April 2013 © DOJgov.net Newswire
According to a 19 April 2013 FBI Press release, once the FBI learned the identities of the two brothers, they reviewed its records and determined that in early 2011, a "foreign government" (presumably Russia) asked the FBI for information about Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
The request stated that it was based on information that he had become a follower of radical Islam and a strong believer who had changed drastically since 2010. They went on to say this occurred as he prepared to leave the United States for travel to that country (Russia) on January 12th 2012, apparently to join unspecified underground groups.
In response to this 2011 request, the FBI checked U.S. government databases and other information to look for such things as derogatory telephone communications, possible use of online sites associated with the promotion of radical activity, associations with other persons of interest, travel history and plans, and education history.
The FBI also interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev and family members. The FBI did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or foreign. Those results were provided to the foreign government in the summer of 2011.
The FBI requested but did not receive more specific or additional information from the foreign government. They allowed him to leave America for 6 months and did not even place Tamerlan Tsarnaev on a watch list.
Another Islamist Terrorist attack on America under Obama's Watch
19 April 2013 © DOJgov.net Newswire
You wouldn't know it from the way most of the media plays down the Islamist connection to terrorism, but there have been numerous, successful terrorist attacks on America under Barack Hussein Obama.
You had the November 5, 2009 slaughter in Ft. Hood Texas by Islamist Major Hassan. There was the Underwear bomber on a plane over Detroit on Christmas Day December 25, 2009. You had the Times Square Bomber of May 1 2010.
The Ft. Hood Islamist terror attack was done with guns. The Underwear Bomber's attempt at mass murder in the name of Islam failed to fully explode, only because of a poor detonation device. It was the same with the Times Square Bomber who would have killed hundreds, had it not been for a defective detonator.
Well, practice makes perfect as was shown on Patriot's Day 2013 in Boston, which is always held in mid April to honor the American Revolution that gave birth to our American Nation. Their annual runners marathon was marked by two explosive devices that actually had effective detonators. It resulted in the death of several people and injury to over 100, with arms and legs blown off many.
The explosives were placed in pressure cookers and combined with ball bearings and nails. This type of explosive device is designed to tear people to pieces. It's an explosive of choice of Muslim terrorists.
The liberal press such as Salon Magazine immediately responded, saying that they hoped it was done by those "evil" right wing white men. But this turned out not to the case. The murder spree was accomplished by two young immigrants from Muslim Chechnya who had been in America for over 10 years. They received an American education and "seemed" well integrated into American society.
One may wonder what makes makes Muslim Immigrants go to sleep appearing normal and wake up as rabid, blood thirsty, America hating Islamists. What makes so many other Muslim immigrants to America silently support their actions?
But when push comes to shove, it doesn't really matter. To say "why did they do this" implies that the United States is the provocateur. This mindset is seems to be the liberal/progressive way of paying homage to the most depraved of 3rd Worlders, just as long as they despise America.
Huge numbers of Muslims from radical Muslim countries are arriving on our shores. This is particularly true under the Obama administration. They are now in our government. The radical Muslim Student's Association has chapters in some 500 colleges. We have radical Muslim clerics in our military.
But all of this is played down by the Obama administration. After over 3 years, Major Hassan is still receiving his Army Major's pay and the trial has yet to begin in earnest. Perhaps Barack Hussein Obama is hoping we will forget. His administration has already classified this murder spree in the name of Islam as "workplace violence" and won't give the dead and wounded soldiers Purple Hearts.
Barack Hussein Obama will kill overseas terrorists from time to time as a political display of his desire to fight terrorism although Islamic terrorism is a term not to be mentioned. Actions of the Obama administration have installed The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt under Sharia Islamic Law and our running guns to the Islamist "freedom fighters" in Syria will do the same in that country.
With much of the Muslim world nuclear, going nuclear or thinking of going nuclear, future attacks on America and it's people will dwarf what happened on 911 and the slaughter of some 3,000 innocent American civilians. Sadly, Obama and his administration seem to be in a state of denial of the Islamist threat, either through ignorance or design.
Department of Homeland Security Secures 2,700 Armored Fighting Vehicles. Who are they Planning on using these against in the Streets of America?
5 March 2013 © DOJgov.net Newswire
It was whispered about in what some dismissively call "conspiracy" websites and shunned by the Obama friendly mainstream media. But facts, no matter where they may be posted are still facts.
Navistar Defense LLC has admitted to producing and refitting some 2,700 Armored Fighting Vehicles for the Department of Homeland Security. These are not merely armored cars. They are beasts weighing almost 20 tons. The Bradley Armored Fighting vehicle weighs somewhat more, but only because of it's cannon turret and tread, rather than tire assembly and gun ports.
Thus, we have 2,700 armored military weapons systems designed for subduing populations in cities and towns, rather than on a desert battlefield. We have a civilian agency gunning up as a domestic military force designed to subdue millions of civilians in America.
To quote Barack Obama on July 2, 2008 "We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded as our military"
It appears that President Obama has achieved this dream. Not only that but the Department of Homeland Security has purchase contracts for some 1.2 Billion rounds of ammunition. This is ten times more than the yearly expenditure of ammunition in Iraq at the height of the conflict.
It makes you wonder what Obama and his Department of Homeland Security really mean by "National Security" objectives and who they view as the enemy.
Homeland Security Immigration Supervisor Found Guilty
of Selling Green Cards after More than a Decade of Government Inaction
(c) DOJgov.net Newswire
Never complaining and displaying "agency loyalty," Schofield rose through the ranks until he became a supervisor in charge of approving citizenship.
Mr. Schofield was so overt that the day after he started his new job, law enforcement sources and colleagues say, a line of beautiful Asian women formed outside his new office.
Inaction and apathy at Homeland Security was the culmination of Schofield's ten earlier years. During that period, Immigration and Naturalization was a Bureau of the United States Department of Justice. Nothing was done to stop him there either.
Former Immigration Services - Homeland Security supervisor Arrested for Selling Citizenship Documents
27 October 2006
(c) DOJgov.net Newswire
midst of a constant terrorist threat and a corrupt Immigration division of
Homeland Security (Formerly part of the US Department of Justice), a former
Immigration supervisor was arrested for selling citizenship to ineligible
aliens and placing America at further risk of terrorism.
citizenship and Green Cards along with approving visas without proper
background checks has been endemic in both Immigration Services/Homeland
Security and when it was called the Immigration and Naturalization Service
of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Whistleblowers to these activities have been routinely brutalized and
terminated, while upper management turned a blind eye to anything but the
most overt activities, as long as the perpetrators were considered "loyal to
Mr. Ortega began employment on or about 1995, the same time that Caryl B. Leventhal started working in the same facility, when INS was part of the US Department of Justice. Mr. Ortega kept his mouth shut, accepted his bribes, received promotions and currently collects a substantial pension.
Caryl Leventhal was a whistleblower to these activities. Typically, she received physical brutalization, termination, death threats and threat of arrest and prosecution (by the US Attorney's Office) for not remaining silent to activities that enabled the terrorism of September 11, 2001.
Homeland Security does nothing about high quality fake IDs sold in New York
City to illegals and potential terrorists
DOJgov.net Newswire Dec 8, 2005
Roosevelt Avenue in Queens has become an international market, with fake green cards costing $100.00 in an open air bazaar. According to The Sun, this business is booming.
Immigration Services of Homeland Security illegally selling Passport Stamps
DOJgov.net newswire exclusive July 9 2005
In spite of the transfer of Immigration Services from the US Department of Justice to the Homeland Security Agency, illegal practices placing America at risk have continued.
DOJgov.net has first hand witness information that 26 Federal Plaza, NYC is continuing their practice of illegally selling passport stamps on site. These stamps indicate that an immigrant has been approved for legal permanent residency, or a green card.
This practice is being carried out in the open, with employees working together and collecting pay-offs on-site. Corrupt or incompetent Mid level management is doing nothing to stop this. Upper Management is turning their backs on this terrorist friendly corruption.
Corruption such as this is endemic in Immigration Services. It works hand in hand with the selling of Green Cards and processing of visas without background checks.
Whistleblower employees like Caryl B. Leventhal (see www.Justice-Denied.net) have been attempting to stop practices that invite terrorists into America since late 1995. They have been met with termination, threat of death and threat of arrest and prosecution (by the US Attorney's Office) if they didn't keep quiet.
2004-2005 -Immigration Services is now hidden away in Homeland Security, but it's "terrorist friendly" practices are still protected by the US Department of Justice's US Attorney's Office. They are the shield that runs interference for bureaucratic indolence, corruption and just plain stupidity
Bush Panel: FBI failing as counterterrorism agency
INS Workers Probed in Terrorist Friendly Corruption Scam
DOJgov.net newswire - February 14, 2003
Investigators are conducting a probe into another possible security breach that has allowed terrorists to operate freely in America, set up sleeper cells and commit acts of terrorism.
Federal authorities are investigating whether corrupt Immigration and Naturalization Service workers at 26 Federal Plaza New York City helped a Pakistani man obtain authentic immigration documents for customers willing to shell out up to $27,000.
Mohammad Yaqoob Bhatti, 45, pleaded not guilty to possessing false identification yesterday.
Federal prosecutors charged three other Pakistani men with buying permanent-resident cards and passports embossed with special INS stamps. Court records reveal that these are the documents prized by terrorists because they are then capable of traveling freely.
In at least two cases, Bhatti provided buyers with a new identity that allowed them to get “replacement” foreign passports from the Pakistani Embassy with their own pictures on them.
He then accompanied the men to the INS office in lower Manhattan, where an official applied a stamp that indicates the holder is a permanent resident.
Since 1996, former US Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service employee and whistleblower Caryl B. Leventhal has been attempting to stop this type of activity, including the sale of Green Cards. Her efforts earned her brutalization, termination and death threats.
In 1999, she published her website www.Justice-Denied.net which chronicles her ongoing battle to keep America safe from terrorists and a corrupt, indolent and vindictive US Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service.
November 14, 2002 - USDOJ Immigration & Naturalization Service Makes Terrorist an American Citizen
DOJgov.net Newswire November 14, 2002
The US Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service is currently reviewing how it could have made someone suspected of having ties to the Islamic terrorist group Hezbollah a naturalized United States Citizen in October of 2002.
As part of their administrative reviews, five agency employees in New York and Newark, including the senior official in charge of investigations in New York and a supervisor who oversees terrorism cases, were placed on paid leave on Tuesday, according to several officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity. It should be noted that this is giving these government employees extra vacation time paid by the taxpayer.
"Last week, the Immigration and Naturalization Service initiated a review of a matter involving the New York and the Newark district offices," said Nancy Cohen, a spokeswoman for the agency in Washington. "Several employees have been placed on administrative leave."
Ms. Cohen said the agency would not discuss the matter further, citing the nature of the review.
Several law enforcement officials said the review was undertaken because a man was under scrutiny by the FBI.- N.Y.P.D. Joint Terrorist Task Force prior to and including the time he was granted citizenship. For some time now, the United States government has designated Hezbollah as a foreign terrorist organization.
A file containing allegations against the man, whose name could not be determined yesterday, was in the hands of investigators on the task force in New York, but was apparently not reviewed by the INS employees in Newark who handled the man's citizenship application, the officials said.
Among those placed on administrative leave were two INS adjudicators (as yet unnamed) in Newark who had some role in the naturalization of the man, officials said. In addition, Dan Molerio, the assistant district director for investigations, Richard Coraggio, an INS supervisor on the task force, and an INS agent on the task force were also placed on administrative leave.
All five are on leave for an unspecified period during the review, which will be conducted by the agency's Office of Internal Audit.
The details of how the man became a citizen were unclear yesterday, and several officials said the investigation into any ties he might have to Hezbollah had not yet been completed. It was also unclear whether any action would be taken to withdraw his citizenship. This takes a lengthy procedure that is very rare.
The naturalization process includes fingerprint checks with the FBI. Citizens of foreign countries seeking American citizenship must provide a letter from their local Police Department saying that they have never been arrested, and they must be interviewed by an INS examiner, who administers a history test and makes sure they understand English. Applicants must also take an oath to support the principles of the United States Constitution.
Since the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the Immigration and Naturalization Services has been relied on to play an increasingly important role in the government's antiterrorism efforts. A series of widely publicized bureaucratic missteps, including the mailing of visa extensions to two of the dead Sept. 11 hijackers six months after the attack, have undermined the agency's credibility.
Additionally, the Immigration and Naturalization Service has a long history of silencingwhistleblowers to behavior that some have considered to be "terrorist friendly." This includes the wholesale selling of Green Cards and haphazard processing of visa paperwork in INS 26 Federal Plaza New York.
Efforts to create a new Department of Homeland Security in Washington moved forward in Congress yesterday as the House approved a revised Homeland Security bill that could absorb the INS entirely and split it into two parts. But nothing has ever been mentioned about terminating incompetent and apathetic employees.
Representative F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. of Wisconsin, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and a leading critic of the INS., said yesterday that he had ordered his staff members to look into how a man under investigation with ties to a terrorist group could become a citizen.
"This case raises the disturbing question: 'If the INS can't track suspected terrorists, how can they track anybody?' "
Congress has conducted numerous investigations but has never done anything concrete to resolve INS’ root problems.
INS Actions aid Muhammad and Malvo in Murder Spree that Kills
10 in Maryland and Virginia
They were bound by a hatred of Americans and in
a very real sense, fed off each other to form a lethal combination of
GI Joe Toy, Strip Searched at LA International Airport
DOJgov.net Newswire Oct 13, 2002
Travelers who frequent US airports might feel a bit safer knowing that the US Government's new and efficient war on terror found and confiscated an M16 rifle being brought on an airplane at LA International Airport. It was a two inch long plastic GI Joe gun being held by none other than a toy replica of GI Joe himself.
Judy Powell, 55, from Walton on the Hill, Surrey, England, bought the GI Joe toy in Las Vegas and packed it in her carry-on luggage. But the newly upgraded and federalized security staff earned their guaranteed job security, 40% raise in pay and lavish federal pensions by refusing to let Powell on board the plane with the tiny replica rifle.
"Security examined the toy as if it was going to shoot them and looked at the rifle," Powell reported.
An airport spokesman explained the incident by saying "We have instructions to confiscate anything that looks like a weapons or a replica. If GI Joe was carrying a replica, then it had to be taken from him."
The two inch plastic toy will be used to boost screeners' percentages of confiscated "dangerous weapons." After much to do, the disarmed GI Joe figure was then allowed to continue on his travels with its owner.
Head of Immigration and Naturalization Service Throws in
Washington - James Ziglar, the beleaguered head of America's Immigration & Naturalization Service yesterday said he's throwing in the towel after a series of embarrassments linked to Sept. 11.
Mr. Ziglar came on the job just a month before Sept.
11, but took heat when immigration officials approved visas for two of the
hijackers six months after they died in the attack on America.
And while its enforcement functions are to be shifted to the new Department of Homeland Security, few people believe that anything will really change other than the shuffling of chairs.
Leventhal, a former USDOJ INS employee and one of the first
whistleblowers to the illegal selling of Green Cards and processing
paperwork without proper background checks was not surprised. The
brutalized and now disabled former employee reaffirmed that for years the
primary mission of the INS has been silencing any dedicated employee
attempting to be critical or attempting productive change. "Everything
that matters is loyalty to the agency and keeping your mouth shut.
They are protected by their parent agency's bureaucrats in the US Department
of Justice and judicially shielded by the USDOJ US Attorney's Office,"
Mrs. Leventhal affirmed.
The Arab terrorist responsible for the deaths of 3,000 Americans were invited in by the INS. And many feel that "sleeper cells" heavily composed of INS naturalized US citizens, exist in the United States and will commit more terrorism in the future.
For More, see www.Justice-Denied.net
Department of Justice Immigration & Naturalization Service Loses
Enough Guns to Arm a Regiment of Terrorists
The audit prompted criticism from Congress.
Police in Philadelphia and Tampa, Fla., recovered INS weapons that were used to commit armed robberies.
It's Not just the US Department of Justice's INS that allowed terrorists to murder 4,000 Americans ... it's their FBI that has placed America at Risk
On June 2,
2002, the normally understated New York Times' headline of June 2, 2002
shouted "Wary of Risk, Slow to Adapt,
F.B.I. Stumbles in Terror War". An extract reads:
It's not just Osama Bin Laden. The US Department of Justice's Immigration and Naturalization Service bears a large part of the blame for Terrorism in the United States and Destruction of the World Trade Center. Click on Graphic Above.
9/11 Mastermind: Original Plan Involved 10 Planes and Combined Attacks When
US Department of Justice was Using its Resources to Silence Whistleblowers
At the same time, the US Department of Justice and INS were using their resources to threaten, terminate and silence USDOJ employee and Whistleblower Caryl Leventhal. While an employee of the USDOJ's Immigration and Naturalization Service, Ms. Leventhal attempted to stop the selling of Green Cards and issuing of visas without proper background checks.
Ms. Leventhal was physically threatened, brutalized, terminated and
threatened with arrest and prosecution if she didn't stop in her efforts to
keep terrorist sleeper cells from being set up in America.
On the Net: www.Justice-Denied.net
US Office of Special Counsel investigation finds that USDOJ INS whistleblower warned of "terrorist friendly" activities in the US Department of Justice
Newswire - March 30 2002 During 1995-1996 and as an employee of the US Department of
Justice's Immigration and Naturalization Service, Caryl Leventhal attempted to
stop the subsequently documented corruption, inefficiency and indolence that
allowed tens of thousands of criminals and potential terrorists to legally enter
America and set up shop. On March 18, 2002, Ellen M. Oskoui, Complaints Examiner of the US Office of Special Counsel
originally declined follow up of Ms. Leventhal's allegations since USDOJ
personnel mentioned in the complaint claimed never to
have spoken with her. But within two days after receiving this
notification, Caryl Leventhal's husband Lt. Colonel Michael G. Leventhal supplied proof
that Ms. Leventhal not only met with USDOJ investigators Eric Minkoff and Mary
Cahill on April 29, 1996, but even had their business cards. On March 26,
2002, Michael Leventhal spoke with the US Office of Special Counsel Complaint Examiner as follow up.
He was informed that upon presentation of evidence
supplied, USDOJ investigative personnel suddenly "remembered" meeting with Ms. Leventhal after
originally denying it. In her conversation with these
forgetful USDOJ officials, Ms. Leventhal enumerated first hand knowledge of
corrupt and indolent practices at INS that were allowing potential criminals and
terrorists into America. Mr. Leventhal is informed that even though there is now evidence
that she stood up to terrorist friendly corruption in the Immigration and
Naturalization Service, Caryl Leventhal still had no recourse. As written, the
Whistleblower law states that you not only have to prove your actions... but you
must also prove that any retaliation was based on a disclosure. Since this can
only be accomplished by an agency attempting to correct and not conceal a
problem, the law becomes moot in the presence of a hostile US Department of
Justice attempting to cover for negligent complicity in the subsequent deaths of
innocent Americans due to terrorist activities. The US Office Of Special Counsel Complaint Examiner,
acknowledged that Ms. Leventhal's battle to stop the [terrorist friendly]
activities of USDOJ and INS by working through official channels began while
employed by the US Department of Justice in 1995-1996. She also
acknowledged that Caryl Leventhal continued warning the USDOJ and INS about this
threat due to practices of the INS bureaucracy right up to the September 11,
2001 terrorism that took the lives of almost 4,000 innocent Americans. At
the same time, Ms. Oskoui affirmed that the federal whistleblower law does not
mandate the US Office of Special Counsel to act upon this aspect of
whistleblowing. Indeed, they have no power to act on any criminal behavior
by the USDOJ and INS at all. When informed of this decision Ms. Leventhal was
disheartened. "The American people have lost again.
The US Department of Justice and their Immigration and Naturalization Service continues
covering for policies placing Americans at risk of terrorism. And by their
actions, they serve as de facto 'front men,' paving the way for terrorists like
Osama Bin Laden and his al-Qaeda network." For full story, go to
During 1995-1996 and as an employee of the US Department of Justice's Immigration and Naturalization Service, Caryl Leventhal attempted to stop the subsequently documented corruption, inefficiency and indolence that allowed tens of thousands of criminals and potential terrorists to legally enter America and set up shop.
On March 18, 2002, Ellen M. Oskoui, Complaints Examiner of the US Office of Special Counsel originally declined follow up of Ms. Leventhal's allegations since USDOJ personnel mentioned in the complaint claimed never to have spoken with her. But within two days after receiving this notification, Caryl Leventhal's husband Lt. Colonel Michael G. Leventhal supplied proof that Ms. Leventhal not only met with USDOJ investigators Eric Minkoff and Mary Cahill on April 29, 1996, but even had their business cards.
On March 26, 2002, Michael Leventhal spoke with the US Office of Special Counsel Complaint Examiner as follow up. He was informed that upon presentation of evidence supplied, USDOJ investigative personnel suddenly "remembered" meeting with Ms. Leventhal after originally denying it. In her conversation with these forgetful USDOJ officials, Ms. Leventhal enumerated first hand knowledge of corrupt and indolent practices at INS that were allowing potential criminals and terrorists into America.
Mr. Leventhal is informed that even though there is now evidence
that she stood up to terrorist friendly corruption in the Immigration and
Naturalization Service, Caryl Leventhal still had no recourse. As written, the
Whistleblower law states that you not only have to prove your actions... but you
must also prove that any retaliation was based on a disclosure. Since this can
only be accomplished by an agency attempting to correct and not conceal a
problem, the law becomes moot in the presence of a hostile US Department of
Justice attempting to cover for negligent complicity in the subsequent deaths of
innocent Americans due to terrorist activities.
The US Office Of Special Counsel Complaint Examiner, acknowledged that Ms. Leventhal's battle to stop the [terrorist friendly] activities of USDOJ and INS by working through official channels began while employed by the US Department of Justice in 1995-1996. She also acknowledged that Caryl Leventhal continued warning the USDOJ and INS about this threat due to practices of the INS bureaucracy right up to the September 11, 2001 terrorism that took the lives of almost 4,000 innocent Americans. At the same time, Ms. Oskoui affirmed that the federal whistleblower law does not mandate the US Office of Special Counsel to act upon this aspect of whistleblowing. Indeed, they have no power to act on any criminal behavior by the USDOJ and INS at all.
When informed of this decision Ms. Leventhal was disheartened. "The American people have lost again. The US Department of Justice and their Immigration and Naturalization Service continues covering for policies placing Americans at risk of terrorism. And by their actions, they serve as de facto 'front men,' paving the way for terrorists like Osama Bin Laden and his al-Qaeda network."
For full story, go to http://www.justice-denied.net/Congressletter-11.htm
accepts review of former USDOJ INS employee's complaint of US Department of Justice's Immigration & Naturalization Service "Gross Mismanagement, Gross Waste of Funds, Abuse of Authority and Substantial & Specific Danger to Public Health and Safety."
www.Justice-Denied.net newswire Dec 7 2001
After a battle that has lasted almost seven years, the US Office of the Special Counsel has agreed to review USDOJ Immigration and Naturalization Service actions relative to former INS employee Caryl Ball Leventhal. Amidst charges that INS corruption and indolence allowed cadres of criminals and potential terrorists to set up shop in America, the OSC claims that it will investigate.
Caryl Leventhal has always claimed that she was brutalized and terminated from INS 26 Federal Plaza NYC because of attempts at controlling the subsequently documented rampant corruption within Section 245 where she worked. Within a section responsible for processing Green Cards for permanent residence - a prerequisite for citizenship - somewhere between 15-20% of the staff were subsequently arrested.
Mrs. Leventhal's complaints to both the USDOJ and INS were met by turning their backs on her in an attempt at cover-up. It was compounded by threat of death and threat of arrest and imprisonment if her website www.justice-denied.net wasn't made more amenable to the US Department of Justice.
The OSC alleges to be an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency whose primary mission is to safeguard the merit system by protecting federal employees and applicants from prohibited personnel practices, especially reprisal for whistleblowing. OSC also alleges to serve as a safe and secure channel for federal workers who wish to disclose violations of laws, gross mismanagement or waste of funds, abuse of authority, and a specific danger to the public health and safety.
"This goes beyond what they did to me. The Immigration & Naturalization Service has put America at Risk."
www.Justice-Denied.net Newswire September 19, 2001
Undaunted by recent acts of terrorism in the United States, the US Department of Justice's beleaguered Immigration and Naturalization Service continues in their efforts to protect and mask a virtual "open door" policy allowing criminals and potential terrorists to enter the United States and even become naturalized.
Caryl B. Leventhal, former INS employee at 26 Federal Plaza NYC was brutalized and replaced for her efforts in battling rampant corruption during the period of Citizenship USA 1995-1996. In the ensuing years, the Immigration and Naturalization Service in consort with Mary Jo White's Second Circuit US Attorney's Office, made every effort to silence her warnings. This included threat of imprisonment and even a threat of death.
"It may sound silly, but I'm simply fighting for an apology from these people" said the intrepid Ms. Leventhal, now disabled with Multiple Sclerosis. "If an organization like the USDOJ INS can't even do this, you know that in spite of any politically beneficial announcements, they have no intentions of effectively implementing any productive changes at all. This goes beyond what they did to me. The Immigration & Naturalization Service has put America at risk."
On September 18th, Mr. Leventhal - continuing the fight for his disabled wife - received a letter from Ms. Sue E. Armstrong, INS Internal Audit, Washington DC. The latter refused to address any issues concerning five years of INS corruption and cover-up.
"I'm probably going to be called up for active duty any day" said Mr. Leventhal who holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in a State Command. "I'll be defending the people of America while these INS bastards will be sitting on their rumps further undermining the effort and my wife lives in fear of further retaliation." For latest events, go to: http://justice-denied.net/Congressletter-10.htm
WHITE HOUSE TAKES ACTION TO SECURE JUSTICE FOR TERMINALLY ILL USDOJ INS CORRUPTION FIGHTER
www.Justice-Denied.net newswire June 6, 2001
Responding to an impassioned appeal to First Lady Laura Bush from Caryl Leventhal's husband Michael, the White House has gotten actively involved in her five year battle for an apology. "Caryl and I just had a really good feeling about Mrs. Bush" Mr. Leventhal explained, "and I knew that if she could be reached with an appeal from the heart, the First Lady would show concern and compassion."
On June 2nd, Mr. Leventhal received a White House reply from the First Lady's Director of Correspondence stating that information was being turned over to the White House Staff for follow-up and they could contact the White House Liaison to the US Department of Justice for further information.
"Caryl was simply overjoyed. Over these past five years of battling for a simple apology, my disabled wife has faced harassment and death threat by USDOJ INS employees and threat of arrest and prosecution by the Southern District's Chief of the US Attorney's Office Criminal Division, Alan R. Kaufman. All this to frighten her into shutting up, crawling into a corner and waiting to die. What really seems to bother them is her website, www.Justice-Denied.net, which is why Mary Jo White's Southern District US Attorney's office attempted to censor it through threats to myself and terminally ill wife."
"With an active investigation set up at the request of John Ashcroft and now backing from a compassionate Executive Branch, maybe Caryl will get the recognition and apology for mistreatment she received for efforts to curtail the rampant corruption that existed in the Immigration and Naturalization Service in 26 Federal Plaza (NYC) during Citizenship USA (1995-1996). Maybe she can find piece and enjoy the time she has left. She deserves that much."
USDOJ INS EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY SECTION ATTEMPTS TO SHUT DOWN CORRUPTION INVESTIGATION
www.Justice-denied.net newswire May 12, 2001
In light of information brought to the attention of John Ashcroft in March 2001 and the opening up of an investigation by the USDOJ's Immigration and Naturalization Services Office of Internal Audit, harassment of Caryl Leventhal has been renewed. Ms. Leventhal is disabled with Multiple Sclerosis. Since filing her 1996 complaint of Retaliation for battling confirmed corruption, this brutalized former USDOJ INS employee has been the victim of confirmed death threats, intimidation and withholding of evidence by INS bureaucrats.
A further statement on the decline of American liberty was received by Ms. Leventhal on May 10, 2001. It came from D. Diane Weaver - Director of USDOJ INS' Equal Employment Opportunity Section. Under Ms. Weaver's leadership this was the area most responsible for withholding of evidence and obstruction of justice.
Ms. Weaver's response to John Ashcroft's investigation (headed up by Stephen W. Schenk - Deputy Director USDOJ INS Internal Audit Investigations) was to inform Ms. Leventhal that the matter was closed and implied there would be no cooperation on her part or that of her department. http://justice-denied.net/Congressletter-04.htm
When interviewed, Ms. Leventhal's husband Michael remarked, "Heavy-handed tyrants of the world should follow events as they unfold. They can learn the psychology of 'tyranny with a smile', from the experts."
www.Justice-denied.net newswire April 14, 2001
In response to pleas made to Congress, President George W. Bush and Attorney General John Ashcroft, Caryl Leventhal -- scorned USDOJ/INS corruption fighter -- was informed that an investigation has begun by the INS Office of Internal Audit in Washington DC. After a five year battle involving allegations of inaction, lies, death threats and intimidation, Mr. Leventhal responded, "I am not not surprised by this type of correspondence. At first glance, it is cold, formal and supplies no background information whatever as to who even requested a review by INS' Office of Internal Audit. Initially, it is typical of a US federal bureaucracy long devoid of humanity and respect for American citizens as human beings."
"Caryl is one of those unsung heroines of the 1995-1996 INS corruption cover-ups. Unlike me, she still maintains some hope, but I can't help but be skeptical. To me, it is a prerequisite for INS bureaucrats scampering to mask unfair treatment behind a bogus review, cloaked in continued lies, and legalisms. I suspect that it is a prelude to unrelenting callousness towards a brave woman's five year battle for a simple apology and acknowledgement of her decency, patriotism and dedication."
Mr. Leventhal went on to say that he does see one ray of hope. Mr. Stephen W. Schenk, Assistant Director Internal Investigations Branch, did end his letter with a "thank you." In Caryl Leventhal's five years of anguish, the Reno Justice Department never responded to any letters at all ... let alone use conciliatory words like "thank you."
For USDOJ/INS letter, see: http://justice-denied.net/Congressletter-02.htm
Terminally ill Corruption fighter, brutalized and undermined by US Immigration & Naturalization Service employees and Mary Jo White's Southern District US Attorneys Goes Public.
www.Justice-denied.net newswire 19 March 2001
Information on events in one of the most sadistic cases of US Department of Justice bigotry, corruption and cover-up has been sent to members of both the Senate and House Judiciary Committees for review. In an attempt at "keeping what happened to me from being done to others," Caryl B. Leventhal makes an impassioned plea to Congress, President George W. Bush, Attorney General John Ashcroft and her Senator Charles Chuck Schumer and Senator Hillary Clinton. Mary Jo White, beleaguered Southern District US Attorney will also be contacted relative to actions and intimidation of her employees in complicity. For full story, go to www.justice-denied.net.
BRUTALIZED FORMER INS USDOJ "CORRUPTION FIGHTER" DROPPING FEDERAL APPEAL AS PRE-REQUISITE FOR CONTACTING ELECTED OFFICIALS
Janury 13, 2001
BROOKLYN, NY - Citing reasons of health and more responsive strategy, Caryl Leventhal cancelled the scheduled January 24, 2001 meeting with the US Attorney and federal Appeals Court mediation judge.
This decision culminated almost five years of obstructionism, death threat and intimidation by personnel in the US Department of Justice. It included not very veiled pre-trial threats and witness tampering by Alan R. Kaufman, Chief of the US Attorney's Office Criminal Division. Ms. Leventhal -- a victim of both INS USDOJ criminal activity cover-up retaliation and Multiple Sclerosis -- chooses to move in another direction.
"I'll be making personal appeals to elected officials in Washington and that includes personnel in the new George W. Bush Administration," remarked the terrorized and beleaguered Ms. Leventhal. "I have neither the finances nor the physical strength to continue in unending litigation. With the departure of Janet Reno's crowd, maybe the incoming US Attorney will understand. I was brutalized by corrupt bigots during the time of Citizenship USA because I wanted to stop the rampant corruption in INS 26 Federal Plaza NYC. I just want someone to say they were sorry for what happened to me. Is that asking too much for a terminally ill woman in America?"
Full text and explanation appears at: http://www.justice-denied.net/Appeal_drop.htm
PUBLISHED TRANSCRIPTS OF FEDERAL TRIAL REVEALS KEY EVIDENCE KEPT FROM JURY
December 6, 2000
Published testimony of plaintiff and witnesses in trial of Caryl Leventhal v. Janet Reno 99CIV.10405 shows that key testimony against US Department of Justice employees was kept from jury. Much of this excluded information involves on-site criminal activity at INS 26 Federal Plaza NYC and a four year cover-up by the USDOJ.
Caryl B. Leventhal, waged a lone battle against on-site criminal activity at the Immigration & Naturaliztion Service, 26 Federal Plaza, NYC. During that time, she was brutalized as a part of Reprisal for her actions.
Forced into filing suit in federal court after some three years in an Administrative Complaint Process filled with obstruction of justice and threat of death, this terminally ill woman was pitted against the US Attorney's legal machine. Asking for little more than a written apology, the trial was compromised by threats from Alan R. Kaufman, Chief of the US Attorney Criminal Division and wholesale refusal to allow full testimony and documented evidence for her allegations. This evidence appeared in Newsday, The New York Times, The New York Post, Congressional Reports and even USDOJ investigative material.
When interviewed, Ms. Leventhal stated, "I'm very disappointed that the court chose to keep out so much evidence. I would hate to think that our federal judiciary views the USDOJ as being privileged."
US Attorney Moves to suppress evidence of Recorded Death Threat and USDOJ Complicity. Covers for Hate Crime and INS
September 15, 2000 Justice-Denied.net newswire
In a last minute attempt at hiding proof of INS/USDOJ death threat complicity and obstruction of justice, US Attorney Eric Fisher, makes a motion to suppress evidence from jury. Attempts cover-up for criminals and INS lawyers. USDOJ reveals its true colors ... and they're not "red, white and blue." Caryl Leventhal still fearful for her life but vows to press on with her September 25th trial date. For Full text published with clarifying notes, see www.Justice-Denied.net.
Cookies are files stored on a computer by Internet browser software when a website is visited. According to the GAO report, persistent cookies "can be used to track users' browsing behavior by identifying their Internet addresses."
The federal agencies that collect cookies include the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Customs Service, U.S. Postal Service, Small Business Administration, U.S. Forest Service and Office of Personnel Management. Agencies not checked in the random survey include the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency and Department of Defense.
The White House responded to the report by noting that the administration had banned the collection of Internet cookies in June.
"Cookies should not be used unless there is clear and conspicuous notice, a compelling need to gather the data on the site; appropriate and publicly disclosed privacy safeguards for handling of information derived from cookies; and personal approval by the head of the agency," wrote Sally Katzen, the deputy director of the Executive Office of the President in an Oct. 19 letter to the General Accounting Office.
The letter from the White House drew a sharp response from privacy advocates, one of which said the federal cookies policy failure is a small example of a much larger problem.
"Cookies are something very public and easy to monitor," noted David Kopel, research director for the Colorado-based Independence Institute. "Just what is going on when nobody is watching is a better question.
"Despite the White House mandate, you have to wonder whether there are other things going on behind the scenes -- projects withheld from the public view such as the recent FBI 'Carnivore' program, secret ATF databases on firearms owners and numerous secret wiretaps. Who knows what is going on?" said Kopel.
"The report is very disturbing and shows how far behind federal agencies are at understanding the technological and civil-liberties issues underlying Internet privacy," stated Barry Fagin, a privacy and telecommunications adviser working for RMI.NET.
"The present administration's commitment to civil liberties and privacy issues has been, in a word, terrible," asserted Fagin.
There is evidence supporting Fagin's assessment of the Clinton-Gore administration. For example, Vice President Al Gore has previously endorsed federal government monitoring of computer communications. In 1994, Gore endorsed a government-designed computer "Clipper" chip intended to monitor all secure computer communications, according to a letter written by the vice president.
"We also want to assure users of key escrow encryption products that they will not be subject to unauthorized electronic surveillance," noted the vice president in his July 20, 1994, letter to Cantwell.
"As we have done with the Clipper chip, future key escrow schemes must contain safeguards to provide for key disclosures only under legal authorization and should have audit procedures to ensure the integrity of the system. Escrow holders should be strictly liable for releasing keys without legal authorization," wrote Gore.
Yet, in 1994, government officials were keenly aware that the Clipper chip design that Gore endorsed did not have safeguards against unauthorized surveillance.
According to a top secret 1992 memo, FBI official J. R. Davis, wrote, "The most serious concern is that the scenario regarding the use of the 'exploitable' chip could surface publicly."
In 1993, Benita A. Cooper, NSA associate administrator for management systems and facilities, wrote "There is no way to prevent the NSA from routinely monitoring all (CLIPPER) encrypted traffic. Moreover, compromise of the NSA keys, such as in the Walker case, could compromise the entire (CLIPPER) system."
The GAO cookie report drew no reaction from the various political camps. Maria Cantwell, a well-known dot-com millionaire is currently the Democratic candidate running in a close bid against Sen. Glade Gordon, R-Wash. Neither Cantwell's Senate campaign office in Washington nor Gordon's campaign office both responded to requests for a comment.
The Republican National Committee headquarters and the Democratic National Committee headquarters also declined to comment on the cookies report. The lack of response from both major political parties comes as no surprise to privacy experts like Fagin.
"Neither major party really seems to 'get it.' That's why we need to take more responsibility for our own Web surfing and online privacy protection," noted Fagin.
"Like it or not, when it comes to online
privacy, we're on our own," concluded Fagin. "I think in the
long run, we're better off that way."
Sprint Phone-Tracking Chip Raises Privacy Issues, WSJ Reports
Sprint Phone-Tracking Chip Raises Privacy Issues, WSJ Reports
Appeals Panel Hears Ruby Ridge Case
Carnivore raises new concerns
New documents and the release of an independent panel's report raise suspicions about the FBI surveillance system.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has warned that new documents released by the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) showed Carnivore could monitor all Internet traffic -- including e-mail, Web surfing, and file transfers -- something the FBI had previously denied.
"One of the most worrisome things is that (the FBI) constantly keeps seeming to move the goal post," Wayne Madsen, a senior research fellow with Washington-based EPIC, said Friday. "The assistant director told Congress that they didn't have the ability to store unfiltered data, but now they have a successful test of saving raw, unfiltered data on the hard drive."
"They seem to be understating the capabilities of Carnivore," Madsen added. "It has a lot more capabilities than they have advertised."
But an FBI spokesman said a full test of the program, without limiting filters, was needed to gauge Carnivore's performance.
FOIA documents key
One document -- a memo dated June 5 -- outlined the results of a performance test conducted by the FBI's Cyber Technology Section in early May on Version 1.3.4 SP1 of Carnivore. The most controversial test -- called a "real world test" in the memo -- gauged the system's compatibility with the two other components of the DragonWare Suite, an integrated package of three snooping applications developed by the FBI.
On a 300MHz Pentium II PC running Windows NT, Carnivore "could reliably capture and archive all unfiltered traffic to the internal hard drive," stated the memo.
In comments before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Donald Kerr, assistant director of the FBI's laboratory division told the senators that "it's critically important to understand that all of those ... other communications are instantaneously vaporized after (they're identified as extraneous). They are totally destroyed; they are not collected, saved, or stored."
"Why did they test something that they said was not a capability?" asked Madsen, of EPIC.
"It's like a car," explained FBI spokesman Steve Barry. "We revved it up to its full parameters without the filter on, which we should, just to see how well it works." Barry called EPIC's questions of the FBI's intentions "really off-base."
"The test showed that we could grab data without the filter, but we can't do it in the real world," Barry said. "That would be illegal."
The controversy may heighten when a report analyzing Carnivore's capabilities hits the Web next week.
On Friday, the Department of Justice received a draft analysis of Carnivore from a panel of experts at the Illinois Institute of Technology's Research Institute. The DOJ is expected to release the report, minus any sensitive information, on Tuesday.
Although he wouldn't discuss the details of the report, Harold Krent, professor of the Chicago Kent College of Law and a member of the Carnivore review team, said the analysis was comprehensive.
"It not only looks at the mechanics and capabilities (of Carnivore), but also at the gaps that may exist in the system's deployment," he said, referring to EPIC allegations that Carnivore had broader abilities than disclosed by the FBI.
After a public review of the report, the review team will produce a final version, said Krent.
Last month, House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Tex.) slammed the Justice Department and the Clinton Administration for inadvertently releasing the names of the review committee -- including Krent's -- then turned around and criticized the agencies for apparent favoritism in their choices.
"This Department of Justice proposal has confirmed my fears," he said in a statement. "This important issue deserves a truly independent review, not a whitewash."
Several universities -- including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Purdue University -- reportedly declined to submit applications to review Carnivore because they feared the process would not be open.
The Department of Justice required all applicants to agree to let the agency edit the final report on Carnivore and not to release the source code to the program.
Mary Jo White, US Attorney Southern District... A Lawyer Fighting to Keep Her Job
www.DOJgov.net Newswire February 15, 2000
Stung by years of covering up scandals within the previous administration, to say nothing of documented INS and USDOJ corruption and brutality, Mary Jo White, US Attorney Southern District, attempted to retain her job and reputation by looking into the Presidential Pardon of fugitive billionaire and traitor, Marc Rich.
Sources said White wants to probe financial records to see if there's any evidence that Marc Rich, hiding from a 51-count indictment in Switzerland for the last 18 years, wired money to former wife and Bill Clinton consort Denise Rich in New York, while she lobbied Bill Clinton for the pardon.
This probe is being launched in the shadow of Mary Jo White's office, spending one full year, battling to keep corruption testimony by former USDOJ employee Caryl Leventhal from going public. It involved the US Attorney's office disregarding a recorded death threat to Ms. Leventhal, as well as threats and attempted trial rigging by Alan R. Kaufman, Chief of the US Attorney's Office Criminal Division. For more information, See: www.Justice-Denied.net. Also, see Editorial
Press group speaks out on secret subpoena of reporter's phone records
The Associated Press
"We believe such actions threaten the right of journalists to protect confidential sources and information, a cornerstone of a free press guaranteed by the First Amendment," the club's president, Richard Ryan, said in a letter to Ashcroft. Dated Wednesday, the letter was circulated Friday.
The Justice Department subpoenaed AP reporter John Solomon's home phone records in an effort to identify what law enforcement officials told Solomon about a wiretap intercept of a discussion by Sen. Robert Torricelli, D-N.J., of campaign donations.
The department obtained the records 10 days after AP ran a story on May 4 about the wiretap in an organized crime investigation that led to guilty pleas by the operators of a Florida pizzeria.
Under Justice guidelines, such subpoenas normally are allowed only as a last resort and the targeted journalist has been notified.
In his letter, Ryan wrote that the 4,500-member National Press Club "is concerned that the Justice Department is threatening press freedoms and loosening 30-year-old policies against going after journalists' notes and records."
Justice Dept.: Drop Elian Lawsuit
Super-spy and traitor Robert Hanssen to keep his pension. I suppose
the US Department of Justice considers him to have been a "good"
employee because he never attempted to fight internal corruption.
Bill or USA Patriot Act number H.R. 3162
Has Potential to Terrorize Us All (Click
FBI Seeking Tools to Control and Censor Internet
WASHINGTON AP Release October 26, 2001 — Stewart Baker, an attorney at the Washington D.C.-based Steptoe & Johnson and a former general consul to National Security Agency, said the FBI has plans to change the architecture of the Internet and route traffic through central servers that it would be able to monitor e-mail more easily.
The plans go well beyond the Carnivore e-mail-sniffing system (now renamed DCS1000) which allows the FBI to search for and extract specific e-mails off the Internet and generated so much controversy among privacy advocates and civil libertarians before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
“From the work I’ve been doing, I’ve seen the efforts the FBI has been making and it suggests that they are going to unveil this in the next few months,” Baker said of the plan.
FBI Spokesman Paul Bresson said he was unaware of any development in the e-mail surveillance arena that would require major architectural changes in the Internet, but acknowledged that such a plan is possible.
Any new efforts would “would be in compliance with wiretapping statutes,” Bresson said. “We would be remiss if we didn’t.”
Such a move might have been unthinkable before Sept. 11.
Last year, privacy groups and civil libertarians howled in protest when the FBI trotted out plans to start using the Carnivore system. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington was ready to go full rounds with the government in court over Carnivore, and House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, asked Attorney General John Ashcroft to take another look at its constitutionality.
Now, though, the country is asking for more, not less, law enforcement on the Internet, and even those who once complained are coming around.
“I have two minds on this,” says Fred Peterson, vice president of government affairs for the Xybernaut Corporation, which manufactures computer technology for military and law enforcement. " The past six weeks have left little doubt in most peoples’ mind, he said, that new measures must be taken."
“I don’t think (FBI) motives are bad, but I do think they’re using people’s current state of mind – they’re using it to their advantage,” said Mikal Condon, staff attorney for EPIC.
The new FBI plans would give the agency a technical backdoor to the networks of Internet service providers’ like AOL and Earthlink and Web hosting companies, Baker said. It would concentrate Internet traffic in several central locations where e-mail and other web activity could be wiretapped [Editor's Note: and block "unfriendly" websites?].
Baker said he expects the agency will approach the Internet companies on an individual basis to ask for their help in the endeavor.
Sue Ashdown, executive director of the Washington-based American ISP Association, an Internet company trade group, said most Internet companies aren’t healthy enough financially to take on the government in court to protect their subscribers’ privacy rights. And no one, she says, wants to appear hostile to law enforcement right now.
“In the current patriotic climate, enterprises of all types will likely play along with the FBI in order to avoid a public relations disaster,” said Gene Riccoboni, an Internet attorney with the Stamford, Connecticut-based Grimes & Battersby.
Liberty is vigilance
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